Monday, December 29, 2014

TOP 10+1 MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2015

These books are in no particular order. I'm really looking forward on reading all of them next year. 


Frostfire(Kanin Chronicles #1) by Amanda Hocking
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Fantasy/ YA
Publication date: January 6th, 2015
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Pages: 336
Goodreads summary:
Bryn Aven is an outcast among the Kanin, the most powerful of the troll tribes.
Set apart by her heritage and her past, Bryn is a tracker who's determined to become a respected part of her world. She has just one goal: become a member of the elite King’s Guard to protect the royal family. She's not going to let anything stand in her way, not even a forbidden romance with her boss Ridley Dresden.
But all her plans for the future are put on hold when Konstantin– a fallen hero she once loved – begins kidnapping changelings. Bryn is sent in to help stop him, but will she lose her heart in the process?
My thoughts:
I'm really excited about exploring the Trylle world again. The Trylle Trilogy (Switched,Torn,Ascend) made me the reader I am today and I loved that series so much. When I heard Mrs. Amanda was working on another series set in the Trylle World, it made my whole day. It's coming out next week and I can't wait!

 I Was Here by Gayle Forman
Genre: Contemporary/ YA
Publication date: January 27th, 2015
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Pages: 288
Goodreads summary:
Cody and Meg were inseparable.
Two peas in a pod.
Until . . . they weren’t anymore.
 
When her best friend Meg drinks a bottle of industrial-strength cleaner alone in a motel room, Cody is understandably shocked and devastated. She and Meg shared everything—so how was there no warning? But when Cody travels to Meg’s college town to pack up the belongings left behind, she discovers that there’s a lot that Meg never told her. About her old roommates, the sort of people Cody never would have met in her dead-end small town in Washington. About Ben McAllister, the boy with a guitar and a sneer, who broke Meg’s heart. And about an encrypted computer file that Cody can’t open—until she does, and suddenly everything Cody thought she knew about her best friend’s death gets thrown into question.
 
I Was Here is Gayle Forman at her finest, a taut, emotional, and ultimately redemptive story about redefining the meaning of family and finding a way to move forward even in the face of unspeakable loss.


My thoughts:
I thought this was a companion novel to the If I Stay duology but I found out it wasn't. It's a new story, a new book written by Gayle Forman and I can't wait to read it. The cover is absolutely beautiful and the summary is very intriguing. I wasn't a big fan of the If I stay duology but I really loved Just One Day, Just One Year and Just One Night


*Not the official cover*

P.S. I Still Love You (To All The Boys I've Loved Before #2) by Jenny Han
Genre: Contemporary Romance/ YA
Publication date: June 2nd, 2015
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Pages: 288
Goodreads summary:
Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter.
She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever.
When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once?
In this charming and heartfelt sequel to the New York Times bestseller To All the Boys I've Loved Before, we see first love through the eyes of the unforgettable Lara Jean. Love is never easy, but maybe that’s part of makes it so amazing.


My thoughts:
I am so GLAD this book is coming out because the cliffhanger at the end of To All The Boys I've Loved Before sucked! I was literally pissed off. I also thought it was coming out in April, now it's expected two months later. Sigh, anyways, I'm just glad Ms. Jenny Han wrote this book. 


The Heir (The Selection #4) by Kiera Cass
Publication date: May 5th, 2015
Publisher: Harperteen
Pages: 343
Goodreads summary:
Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won Prince Maxon’s heart. Now the time has come for Princess Eadlyn to hold a Selection of her own. Eadlyn doesn’t expect her Selection to be anything like her parents’ fairy-tale love story. But as the competition begins, she may discover that finding her own happily ever after isn’t as impossible as she always thought. 

My thoughts:
I literally screamed when I heard Mrs. Kiera was going to write 3 more books in the Selection series. The fact that the protagonist is the daughter of Maxon and America is PERFECT. This is going to be like the Bachelorette but even better! And it's coming out the day after my birthday! YAY!


Invaded (Alienated #2) by Melissa Landers
Publication date: February 3rd, 2015
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Pages: 368
Goodreads summary:
The romantic sequel to Alienated takes long-distance relationships to a new level as Cara and Aelyx long for each other from opposite ends of the universe...until a threat to both their worlds reunites them. 

Cara always knew life on planet L’eihr would be an adjustment. With Aelyx, her L’eihr boyfriend, back on Earth, working to mend the broken alliance between their two planets, Cara is left to fend for herself at a new school, surrounded by hostile alien clones. Even the weird dorm pet hates her.

Things look up when Cara is appointed as human representative to a panel preparing for a human colony on L’eihr. A society melding their two cultures is a place where Cara and Aelyx could one day make a life together. But with L’eihr leaders balking at granting even the most basic freedoms, Cara begins to wonder if she could ever be happy on this planet, even with Aelyx by her side.

Meanwhile, on Earth, Aelyx, finds himself thrown into a full-scale PR campaign to improve human-L’eihr relations. Humans don’t know that their very survival depends on this alliance: only Aelyx’s people have the technology to fix the deadly contamination in the global water supply that human governments are hiding. Yet despite their upper hand, the leaders of his world suddenly seem desperate to get humans on their side, and hardly bat an eye at extremists’ multiple attempts on Aelyx’s life.

The Way clearly needs humans’ help . . . but with what? And what will they ask for in return?

My thoughts:
I can't wait for this book too. I loved Alienated and I considered it as one of the best books I read this year. I can't wait to hear more about Aelyx and Cara's love story. Also, if you didn't know it yet, Melissa Landers wrote a novella about Cara and Aelyx that is free everywhere it's called "Until Midnight", so if you haven't already, go check it out. 


The cover of The Queen & The Courtesan
isn't out yet
The Queen & The Courtesan (The Ring & The Crown #2) by Melissa De La Cruz
Publication date: September 22nd, 2015
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Pages: 384
Goodreads summary:
Princess Marie-Victoria of England and France has recently wed Kronprinz Wolfgang von Hohenzollen in grand and glorious fashion. As love blossoms into burning passion between the two childhood friends, their growing and tender bond is threatened by jealousies of past paramours. 

Ronan Astor returns to London Society on the arm of a mysterious French count, looking more ravishing than ever, and her very presence at court promises to cause havoc in the royal marriage and beyond. Can Marie and Wolf learn to trust each other in time to save their love and their kingdom?

Meanwhile, the empire's enemies gather, with Iron Knights sparking rebellion in the countryside and Jeanne of Arrk's dark witches rumored to have risen from the dead. 

On the eve of Marie-Victoria's coronation, when the legendary island of magic is breached, and Avalon in danger, Aelwyn Myrddyn, the empire's head mage, must make a choice between her heart and her home. But as the truth behind Aelwyn's past deeds come to light, the young queen and her mage face their greatest obstacle yet. Each other.

Sacrifice is not just a ritual. Because this is still the Court of St. James where no one can be trusted. And the games continue…

My thoughts:
I really enjoyed reading The Ring & The Crown which was a little surprising because I never thought I'd like it. The story was very interesting and I really liked Wolfgang but I don't think him and Marie-Victoria are meant to be together so I can't wait for the sequel to find out what's going to happen next. 


The cover of Arclight isn't out yet

Arclight (Ignite #2) by Lily Paradis
Publication date: unknown
Publisher: unknown
Pages: unknown
Goodreads summary: 
Dean's perpective

My thoughts:
I did think there was something missing after I read Ignite and I'm also glad Ms. Lily will or already wrote Arclight which is Dean's POV of Ignite. I really adored Dean so I can't wait!
When I'm Gone (Rosemary Beach #11) by Abbi Glines
Publication date: April 7th, 2015
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages: 272
Goodreads summary:
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines comes the next new adult novel in the Rosemary Beach series, in which we meet Mase, a Texas heartthrob first introduced in Take a Chance who comes to Rosemary Beach to stir things up.

I had an urge to fix all her problems. Which was stupid. She was doing fine without me. But something about those big eyes…

Mase Colt-Manning has always preferred his humble life as a Texas rancher to his birthright as the son of a legendary rock star. In fact, he rarely visits his father’s rarefied world in Rosemary Beach, especially if it means bunking at his vile half-sister Nan’s house—until one visit leads to a chance encounter with a young, gorgeous house maid who awakens him with her off-key but spirited imitation of a country music star…

Reese Ellis finally has her freedom. After escaping a lifetime of abuse from her parents and classmates for an undiagnosed learning disorder, she seizes the opportunity to be a house maid to some of the richest families in Rosemary Beach. But her job is in jeopardy when she causes an accident at the home of her most important client, Nan Dillon. When a hot, half-naked stranger with a cowboy’s swagger comes to her rescue, she’s intrigued—then afraid once he shows his own interest. Reese has never met a trustworthy man in her life. Will Mase be any different?

My thoughts:
Honestly, I'm always looking forward to read any books from Abbi Glines so it's no surprise this book along with the sequel and the Field Party are on this list.


When You're Back (Rosemary Beach #12) by Abbi Glines
Genre: NA/ Contemporary Romance
Publication date: June 30th, 2015
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages: 256
Goodreads summary:
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines comes the next new adult novel in her beloved Rosemary Beach series, which continues the story of Mase and Reese from When I’m Gone.

The future is bright for Reese Ellis. She has Mase Colt-Manning, the man of her dreams, and a family she didn’t know existed until her long-lost father arrived on her doorstep in Rosemary Beach. After growing up with a cruel mother and abusive stepfather, Reese is eager to get to know the caring and charming man who wants to be a part of her life. Everything is finally falling into place.

While Reese is visiting her new family in Chicago, Mase spends time with his “cousin,” Aida, who has worshipped him since childhood. Though they’re unrelated by blood, Mase and Aida have been raised to think of each other as family. But when Reese returns, she can tell something isn’t quite right with Aida, who clearly resents Reese and excels at manipulative little games. And though Mase is unsuspecting, Reese knows Aida doesn’t love him like a cousin should...




The Field Party Series by Abbi Glines
A new YA series set in the world of Southern bad boys, pickup trucks, football and high school field parties.
Coming in the Fall of 2015.

Volition by Lily Paradis
Genre: NA
Publication date: February 9th, 2015
Publisher: Unknown
Pages: Unknown
Goodreads summary:
*PRE-ORDER NOW: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00QCSU4VE

You know that feeling in the pit of your stomach that stays with you, then tears you apart slowly at first, and all at once shreds every fiber of your being? 
It’s because you’re contradicting the universe. 

Everything lines up so perfectly that you couldn’t have imagined it to work out better, but then you have to go and do everything humanly possible to ruin it because you can’t stand to have it go right? 

That’s what I did. 


I did it because there’s a darkness that surrounds me, and I think I want it there. 

My name is Tate McKenna, and my soul is blacker than my heart.

My thoughts: 
I loved Lily Paradis' book Ignite and she said this book is way different from it which makes it more intriguing. The look of the cover and the summary, this novel sounds really dark and I just can't wait to read something different. Besides, my goal in 2015 is to read different books from different genres. Although this book is still NA, I still consider it different from the books I mostly read.